verb (used with or without object), de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, de·te·ri·o·rat·ing.
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Origin of deteriorate
OTHER WORDS FROM deterioratede·te·ri·o·ra·tive, adjectiveun·de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, adjectiveun·de·te·ri·o·rat·ing, adjectiveun·de·te·ri·o·ra·tive, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for deteriorate
The NFL toughened its coronavirus protocols Wednesday, as it attempts to complete its season amid deteriorating conditions nationally.NFL toughens its coronavirus protocols as several Raiders players are placed in quarantine|Mark Maske|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
Yet much of the transportation infrastructure in the US is outdated, deteriorating, and badly in need of repair.Smart Concrete Could Pave the Way for High-Tech, Cost-Effective Roads|Luna Lu|November 13, 2020|Singularity Hub
At the same time, the keys to controlling epidemic spread — test, trace, and isolate — were underutilized by a public health system that had deteriorated with a decade of fiscal austerity.50 million world Covid-19 cases: The biggest outbreaks, explained|Christina Animashaun|November 9, 2020|Vox
“If things deteriorate, that’d be a case where you would want to continue the facilities and maybe change them and have some new ones,” Powell said.Fed chief says pace of economic recovery is moderating while pandemic threat looms large|Rachel Siegel|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
The air quality in Delhi and surrounding areas deteriorate significantly every winter, mainly owing to stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.Many Delhi residents suffer respiratory troubles as air quality drops 400% in four weeks|Niharika Sharma|October 16, 2020|Quartz
She also tracks his deteriorating health through the harrowing videos of the captives regularly released by the Nusra Front.
Soon, there were no civil society groups left to monitor the deteriorating situation with hostages and abductions.The 26-Year-Old Woman Searching for Ukraine’s Disappeared|Anna Nemtsova|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We got other accounts as well that his health was deteriorating,” he added.The Real Reason the U.S. Didn’t Rescue Bowe Bergdahl|Kimberly Dozier|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The family feud over America's Top 40 host Casey Kasem's deteriorating health hit a meat-throwing new low this weekend.
On March 19, 2014, for example, a patient with a deteriorating heart condition requested to see a doctor.
He gazed doubtfully at the birds, as though they might possibly be deteriorating in the effeminacies of shore life.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
Nothing—nothing good; everything bad—bad and deteriorating—morally and physically.The Sign of the Spider|Bertram Mitford
This defect reacts on the powers that are vigorous, diminishing the energy and deteriorating all the other faculties of man.
There was not a goal his ambition could point to but which became associated with some deteriorating ingredient.The Fortunes Of Glencore|Charles James Lever
That may be true; but we all know how insidious is the deteriorating influence of petrol on the human character.A Wanderer in Venice|E.V. Lucas